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Hristova, Subasic important in BYU victory

Hristova, Subasic important in BYU victory

Shayne Taylor, Evergreen reporter

November 11, 2019

WSU women’s basketball held Brigham Young University to 1-13 shooting in the final quarter of play and moves to 2-0 on the new season after a 67-50 win. Redshirt senior forward Borislava Hristova led the team in scoring with 23 points in her second straight game and her eight rebounds were tied...

Smith, Elleby lead Cougars to Santa Clara

Smith, Elleby lead Cougars to Santa Clara

Ryan Root, Evergreen reporter

November 11, 2019

WSU men’s basketball will face the Santa Clara University Broncos at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Santa Clara, California. The Cougars (1-0, 0-0) come off their first win of the season last Thursday against Seattle University, and Santa Clara (2-0, 0-0) looks to continue its current win streak. Head...

WSU outmatches Seattle in season opener

WSU outmatches Seattle in season opener

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2019

WSU defeated Seattle University 85-54 after a dominant performance from sophomore forward CJ Elleby. The last matchup between Seattle University and WSU last season resulted in a win for the Redhawks. This time around, the Cougars returned with a 31-point victory. Tonight marks WSU head coach Kyle...

‘It is going to take every effort that we have’

‘It is going to take every effort that we have’

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2019

The women’s basketball team will look to open the season with back to back wins on Saturday against Brigham Young University (BYU). The last time these two teams faced was during the 2016-2017 basketball season. WSU came away with a 72-64 win on the road in Provo, Utah. BYU, however, leads the...

Building from the ground up

Building from the ground up

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2019

Kyle Smith started as the new head coach for the WSU men’s basketball team this season. Following an 11-21, 4-14 record last season, Smith said he looks to revitalize the Cougar basketball program with a passion for development. Smith was the head coach for the University of San Francisco for the...

Cougar basketball debuts against Seattle U

Cougar basketball debuts against Seattle U

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2019

The WSU men’s basketball team will host their season opener against the Seattle University Redhawks at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars come off an 11-21, 4-14 record this past season, which ranked second-to-last in the Pac-12. WSU made some considerable changes to the roster...

Waves crash and burn in Beasley

Waves crash and burn in Beasley

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2019

WSU started their 2019-20 basketball season with a convincing 85-48 win over the Pepperdine Waves on Tuesday. Already leading 39-27, senior guard Chanelle Molina scored a 3-pointer from the top of the key as time expired in the half. Molina finished the second quarter with ten points as WSU led 42-27. Redshirt...

Men’s basketball schedule review

Men’s basketball schedule review

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist

November 6, 2019

WSU men’s basketball starts on Nov. 7 and spans all the way through March 7. For four straight months, Cougar basketball is back in full effect. This season will be a big test for WSU with new head coach Kyle Smith. The non-conference game slate only consists of one former tournament team from the...

Ready for year two

Ready for year two

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2019

A future NBA draft prospect is ready to take his sophomore season to the next level after setting records at WSU and being named to the Pac-12’s all-freshman team. Sophomore forward CJ Elleby averaged 14.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3 assists a game during the 2018-2019 season. Out of Cleveland High...

Waves crash into Beasley Coliseum

Waves crash into Beasley Coliseum

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

November 4, 2019

Women’s basketball will face off against the Pepperdine University Waves at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at home for the first regular-season game of the new season. WSU will look to continue its success against the Waves after a 71-63 exhibition victory against Beijing Normal University on Thursday. Redshirt...

OPINION: AP Top 25 basketball poll review

OPINION: AP Top 25 basketball poll review

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

November 4, 2019

The Associated Press released its preseason Top 25 poll on Oct. 28. A lot of transactions happened this offseason, after March Madness, that included players leaving for the draft, bringing in 5-star recruits or having athletes transfer to other colleges. Before basketball tips off, here is what is right...

WSU escapes exhibition game with win

WSU escapes exhibition game with win

GRACE ARNIS, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 2019

WSU women’s basketball head coach Kamie Ethridge opened her second season of coaching the Cougars with a 71-63 exhibition game win against Beijing Normal University in front of a barely filled Beasley Coliseum Thursday night. “I’m really thrilled with how we finished the game,” Ethridge said. She...

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